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New plans will put security cameras on Metro cars.

Metro plans to add surveillance cameras to its rail cars for the first time and is spending millions of dollars to triple the number of surveillance cameras monitoring its stations and parking garages.

The transit agency plans to increase the number of security cameras from 1,900 to nearly 6,000. An agency spokesman says that will cost $6.5 million.

Metro previously announced plans to spend more than $7 million to install cameras on some rail cars and a network to watch live images on those cameras.

Metro spokesman Philip Stewart says there's no question the nation's second-busiest subway system is a target for attacks. He says the transit agency is in the process of deploying a next-generation security system.

Many Metrobuses already have cameras.

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